Category Archives: Politics

UNHCR: Global Forced Displacement Crisis Must be Addressed

GENEVA – The U.N. high commissioner for refugees is calling for urgent action to resolve the global forced displacement crisis as increasing numbers of people flee conflict, natural disasters and grinding poverty.

In recent years, …

International Court Orders Alleged Mali Jihadi Leader to Stand Trial

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – International Criminal Court judges on Monday ordered an alleged jihadi leader from Mali to stand trial on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges.

A pretrial chamber issued a confidential decision …

Ethiopian President: ‘There is Nothing that a Woman or a Girl Cannot Do’

This interview originated in VOA’s Horn of Africa service. VOA Africa Division’s Thierry Kaore, Andrea Tadic and Salem Solomon contributed to the story.

Editor’s note: Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde gave an interview to Solomon Abate …

Former Top Algerian Officials Given Prison Terms Amid Scramble to Hold Presidential Election

CAIRO – Sentences against four of the once most powerful men in Algeria were handed down in the middle of the night by a military tribunal in Blida after a trial which lasted two days.…

Algeria Army Chief Criticizes Protesters for Rejecting Election

ALGIERS – Algeria’s powerful army chief on Tuesday urged massive participation in a presidential election planned for December, responding for the first time to protests rejecting the planned vote.

The election has been scheduled for …

Sudan’s New PM Launches Probe Into Protesters’ Deaths

CAIRO – Sudan’s newly appointed prime minister has launched an independent investigation into June’s deadly crackdown on protesters that killed dozens of people and threatened to crush the country’s pro-democracy uprising.

Protest leaders had demanded …

Guinean President Visits US, Faces Term Limit Questions

WASHINGTON – As Guinea’s president visits the U.S. preaching economic development, a debate rages back home about term limits.

President Alpha Conde spent the week visiting U.S. diplomats, granting interviews and meeting with business leaders. …